Resource | Policy Memos | SP35-2017
FFVP: Revised FY17 Funding Allocation and FY18 Funding Allocation

This memorandum provides revised Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program FY 2017 funding allocations as discussed in SP 06-2017, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program: Funding Allocation Distribution.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP06-2017
FFVP: Funding Allocation Distribution

Beginning in school year 2017-18, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) will operate on a Federal fiscal year funding allocation structure. This memorandum provides guidance to State agencies on transitioning from the current FFVP funding structure to one based on a Federal fiscal year. State agencies with questions regarding FFVP should contact their respective Regional Offices.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP55 CACFP26 SFSP18-2016
Meal Service During Unanticipated School and Day Care Closures

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify that meals may be served through the Summer Food Service Program or the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option during unanticipated school closures, including snow days, during the regular school year.

Resource | Notice
Comment Request - Special Nutrition Programs Quick Response Surveys

 This is a new generic clearance that will allow the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to quickly collect and analyze specific information from State and local administrators of the Special Nutrition Programs (SNP), including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Summer Food Service Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Food Distribution on Indian Reservation, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, and the Emergency Food Assistance Program. 

Resource | Policy Memos | SP53-2014
Transition of Foods and Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value to Smart Snacks in School Standards

This memorandum is to inform you that all Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value exemptions will end on June 30, 2014. Therefore, the attached list, Exemptions Under the Competitive Foods Regulation will become obsolete on July 1, 2014. Beginning July, 1, 2014, the interim final rule for Smart Snacks in School (Smart Snacks) will go into effect for School Year 2014-2015. Therefore, any competitive foods and beverages must meet the nutrition standards specified in the interim final rule.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP42 SFSP17 CACFP11-2014
Sharing Aggregate Data to Expand Program Access and Services in Child Nutrition Programs

The purpose of this memorandum is to remind State agencies, school food authorities (SFAs), schools, and sponsoring organizations operating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the School Breakfast Program (SBP), the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) about data sharing requirements and opportunities. This memorandum also includes frequently asked questions regarding data sharing.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP35-2014
Grain Entrees Related to the Smart Snacks in School Standards

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify the status of grain-only items as entrées under the Interim Final Rule titled “National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP): Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010,” also known as the Smart Snacks in School rule.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP30-2014
Determining Eligibility for Two Cent Differential Reimbursement in New Schools

Section 4 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) provides general cash for food assistance payments to States to assist schools in purchasing food. The NSLA provides two different section 4 payment levels for lunches served under the National School Lunch Program. The base payment applies to lunches served by School Food Authorities (SFAs) in which less than 60 percent of the lunches served during the second preceding year were served free or reduced price. Those SFAs in which 60 percent or more of the lunches served in the second preceding school year were served at free or reduced price receive two cents more. This higher payment rate is referred to as the two cent differential.

Resource | Legislation
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

P.L. 111–296

Resource | Policy Memos | SP59-2013
Review of Provision 2/3 Base Year

Beginning School Year (SY) 2013-2014, State agencies (SA) must conduct a review of base year certification and benefit issuance documentation for any school food authority (SFA) requesting approval to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or School Breakfast Program (SBP) using Provision 2 or 3. Since base year claims form the basis of subsequent year claiming, it is essential that base year certification, meal counts, and funding levels are accurate.